TV star Cesar Millan and his wife of 16 years, Ilusion, have announced their intention to divorce. According to a report in People magazine, Ilusion filed legal papers in Los Angeles seeking a Southern California divorce. The papers reportedly cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
The Mexican-born Millan rose to fame over the last decade as a dog trainer to the stars. His TV show is now seen throughout the world and he is the author of a number of successful books.
Few details beyond the basics of the Millan divorce are available, but the TV star’s situation is a reminder of the importance of proper legal planning whenever the signs point to a marriage on the rocks – one that may end in a Los Angeles or Orange County divorce. If you are contemplating an Orange County divorce or legal separation, early consultation with an Orange County Divorce lawyer is an essential step. An experienced Costa Mesa or Anaheim divorce lawyer can offer a clear-eyed assessment of your personal financial and legal situation as part of the process of dividing a divorcing couple’s assets and property.
Every Los Angeles or Orange County divorce presents a different set of issues. Celebrity splits, such as the pending Millan divorce, are often complicated by issues of wealth and income, but one need not be famous – or even particularly rich – for these issues to become a contentious part of a California divorce. According to People, Ilusion Millan is requesting that the California divorce court grant her custody of the couple’s children while giving Cesar only visitation rights (the couple have two sons). Situations like these can be difficult for many fathers, who find themselves fighting a legal system that often seems to be stacked against them. In such situations, the help one obtains from an Orange County divorce attorney can be invaluable.
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